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Savannah Children's Book Festival

Reaching Reluctant Readers Workshop


Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305

Reading Motivation & Engagement:
Proficiency, Persistence, and Passion

A FREE workshop for Teachers, Media Specialists, Pre-service Teachers, Librarians, Education Majors & Parents.

Linda B. Gambrell
Distinguished Professor of Education
Eugene T. Moore School of Education
Clemson University

Purpose of the workshop
Research evidence indicates that the more students engage in reading, the better readers they become.

This session will focus on strategies and techniques that foster the development of proficient, persistent and passionate readers. Motivational strategies and practical instructional techniques will be highlighted.

Morning Session 9:30 a.m. to noon

Focus is on reaching children age 12 and under
1. Motivation Matters
2. The Power of Pleasure Reading
3. Vocabulary is Key
4. Comprehension is the Goal

Lunch on your own from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Focus is on reaching ages 12 – 18
1. Increasing Comprehension
2. Spell-Write-Right!
3. Retelling Strategy

For more information or to reserve your seat:
Call Constance Coleman at 912.925.8305 or Indicate your interest
in the morning or afternoon session, or stay all day. For more information, ">download the flyer.